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European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702877/absorption-distribution-metabolism-and-excretion-of-14-c-volixibat-in-healthy-men-phase-1-open-label-study
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Nicholas Siebers, Melissa Palmer, Debra G Silberg, Lee Jennings, Caleb Bliss, Patrick T Martin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Volixibat is a potent inhibitor of the apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter in development for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. This phase 1, open-label study investigated the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of [(14)C]-volixibat in heathy men. METHODS: Eligible men (n = 8) aged 18-50 years (body mass index 18.0-30.0 kg/m(2); weight >50 kg) received a single oral dose of [(14)C]-volixibat 50 mg containing ~5...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688001/pharmacokinetic-interactions-and-safety-of-coadministration-of-glecaprevir-and-pibrentasvir-in-healthy-volunteers
#2
Chih-Wei Lin, Sandeep Dutta, Weihan Zhao, Armen Asatryan, Andrew Campbell, Wei Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Glecaprevir and pibrentasvir are pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral agents for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the drug-drug interaction and safety of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir coadministration in healthy volunteers. METHODS: In this open-label, randomized, multiple-dose, Phase 1 study in 72 subjects, glecaprevir (100-1200 mg once daily) and pibrentasvir (40-200 mg once daily) were administered alone for 7 days and then in combination for another 7 days...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688000/is-rpmi-2650-a-suitable-in-vitro-nasal-model-for-drug-transport-studies
#3
REVIEW
Clément Mercier, Nathalie Perek, Xavier Delavenne
The evaluation of new intranasal medications requires the development of in vitro cell model suitable for high-throughput screening studies. The aim of a pharmacological model is to closely mimic the barrier properties of human nasal mucosa that will influence drug pharmacokinetics. In this context, the human nasal cell line RPMI 2650 has been investigated over these last years. Although the initial studies tended to demonstrate strong physiological correlations between RPMI 2650 cells and nasal mucosa, the variability of experimental designs does not allow a clear comparison of actual data...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685495/effects-of-metformin-and-furosemide-on-rosuvastatin-pharmacokinetics-in-healthy-volunteers-implications-for-their-use-as-probe-drugs-in-a-transporter-cocktail
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Peter Stopfer, Thomas Giessmann, Kathrin Hohl, Ashish Sharma, Naoki Ishiguro, Mitchell E Taub, Arvid Jungnik, Dietmar Gansser, Thomas Ebner, Fabian Müller
BACKGROUND: In a recently described probe drug cocktail for clinically relevant drug transporters containing digoxin, furosemide, metformin and rosuvastatin, mutual interactions were essentially absent except for increases in the systemic exposure of rosuvastatin. To optimize the cocktail, we further examined the dose dependence of the effects of metformin and furosemide on rosuvastatin pharmacokinetics. METHODS: This was a randomized, open label, single center, six-treatment, six-period, six-sequence crossover trial...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646274/population-pharmacokinetic-modeling-of-diltiazem-in-chinese-renal-transplant-recipients
#5
Xiao-Feng Guan, Dai-Yang Li, Wen-Jun Yin, Jun-Jie Ding, Ling-Yun Zhou, Jiang-Lin Wang, Rong-Rong Ma, Xiao-Cong Zuo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Diltiazem is a benzothiazepine calcium blocker and widely used in renal transplant patients since it improves the level of tacrolimus or cyclosporine A concentration. Several population pharmacokinetic (PopPK) models had been established for cyclosporine A and tacrolimus but no specific PopPK model was established for diltiazem. The aim of the study is to develop a PopPK model for diltiazem in renal transplant recipients and provide relevant pharmacokinetic parameters of diltiazem for further pharmacokinetic interaction study...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639216/biocomparison-study-of-adult-and-paediatric-dose-strengths-of-the-prostacyclin-receptor-agonist-selexipag
#6
Margaux Boehler, Shirin Bruderer, Ivan Ulč, Jasper Dingemanse
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Selexipag is an oral, non-prostanoid, selective prostacyclin receptor agonist recently marketed for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults. Selexipag may also be an effective treatment in children with PAH. The aim of this study was to compare the pharmacokinetics of selexipag and its active metabolite ACT-333679 following single oral administration of one tablet of 200 µg selexipag (Treatment A) vs. 4 paediatric tablets of 50 µg (Treatment B) in healthy adult male subjects...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631076/effects-of-glycyrrhizic-acid-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-pristimerin-in-rats-and-its-potential-mechanism
#7
Xiufen Zhao, Yan Wu, Dongmei Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pristimerin has been reported to possess a wide range of pharmacological activities. This study investigates the effects of glycyrrhizic acid on the pharmacokinetics of pristimerin in rats. METHODS: The pharmacokinetics of orally administered pristimerin (2 mg/kg) with or without glycyrrhizic acid pretreatment (at a dose of 100 mg/kg/day for 7 days) were investigated. The plasma concentration of pristimerin was determined using a sensitive and reliable LC-MS/MS method, and the pharmacokinetics profiles were calculated and compared...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616823/population-pharmacokinetics-of-combined-intravenous-and-local-intrathecal-administration-of-meropenem-in-aneurysm-patients-with-suspected-intracranial-infections-after-craniotomy
#8
Xingang Li, Shusen Sun, Qiang Wang, Zhigang Zhao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: For patients with intracranial infection, local intrathecal administration of meropenem may be a useful method to obtain a sufficient drug concentration in the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). However, a large inter-individual variability may pose treatment efficacy at risk. This study aimed to identify factors affecting drug concentration in the CSF using population pharmacokinetics method. METHODS: After craniotomy, aneurysm patients with an indwelling lumbar cistern drainage tube who received a combined intravenous and intrathecal administration of meropenem for the treatment of suspected intracranial infection were enrolled...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577178/population-pharmacokinetic-analysis-of-bisoprolol-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#9
Valentina N Nikolic, Slobodan M Jankovic, Marina Deljanin-Ilic, Sanja S Stojanovic, Miroslav Lj Nikolic, Slavoljub Zivanovic, Dragana Stokanovic, Tatjana Jevtovic-Stoimenov, Jasmina R Milovanovic
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Bisoprolol is a selective beta adrenergic antagonist commonly used in treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of our analysis was to estimate and identify different factors that could affect bisoprolol clearance (CL) and develop a population pharmacokinetic model in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Population pharmacokinetic analysis was performed by using sixty-six plasma concentrations from the same number of patients (mean age 60...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555320/population-pharmacokinetic-analyses-of-lithium-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Janthima Methaneethorn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Even though lithium has been used for the treatment of bipolar disorder for several decades, its toxicities are still being reported. The major limitation in the use of lithium is its narrow therapeutic window. Several methods have been proposed to predict lithium doses essential to attain therapeutic levels. One of the methods used to guide lithium therapy is population pharmacokinetic approach which accounts for inter- and intra-individual variability in predicting lithium doses...
May 29, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547295/high-loading-dose-of-microencapsulated-gliclazide-formulation-exerted-a-hypoglycaemic-effect-on-type-1-diabetic-rats-and-incorporation-of-a-primary-deconjugated-bile-acid-diminished-the-hypoglycaemic-antidiabetic-effect
#11
Svetlana Golocorbin-Kon, Jelena Calasan, Boris Milijasevic, Sasa Vukmirovic, Mladena Lalic-Popovic, Momir Mikov, Hani Al-Salami
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Gliclazide is a drug commonly used in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Recently, gliclazide has shown desirable pharmacological effects such as immunoregulatory and anti-clotting effects, which suggests potential applications in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Gliclazide has variable absorption after oral administration, and thus using targeted-delivery techniques, such as microencapsulation, may optimise gliclazide absorption and potential applications in T1DM. Bile acids such as cholic acid have shown microcapsule-stabilising and controlled-release effects, and thus their incorporation into gliclazide microcapsules may further optimise gliclazide release, absorption and antidiabetic effects...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536776/development-of-improved-dosing-regimens-for-mycophenolate-mofetil-based-on-population-pharmacokinetic-analyses-in-adults-with-lupus-nephritis
#12
Azrin N Abd Rahman, Susan E Tett, Halim A Abdul Gafor, Brett C McWhinney, Christine E Staatz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mycophenolic acid (MPA) provides effective treatment for lupus nephritis patients. Owing to its large pharmacokinetic variability, it is questionable whether standard fixed dose therapy can achieve optimal MPA exposure. The aim of this study was to develop a population pharmacokinetic model of MPA and its metabolite, 7-O-MPA-β-glucuronide (MPAG), to identify important covariate influences and better predict patient dosing requirements. METHODS: MPA and MPAG concentration-time profiles were collected from 25 patients receiving mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) with or without cyclosporine (CsA) co-therapy...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536775/catechol-o-methyltransferase-and-udp-glucuronosyltransferases-in-the-metabolism-of-baicalein-in-different-species
#13
Ruiya Zhang, Yonglei Cui, Yan Wang, Xiangge Tian, Lu Zheng, HaiJian Cong, Bin Wu, Xiaokui Huo, Chao Wang, BaoJing Zhang, Xiaobo Wang, Zhonghui Yu
BACKGROUND: Baicalein is the major bioactive flavonoid in some herb medicines and dietary plants; however, the detailed metabolism pathway of its major metabolite oroxylin A-7-O-β-D-glucuronide in human was not clear. It was important to illustrate the major metabolic enzymes that participate in its elimination for the clinic use of baicalein. OBJECTIVES: We first revealed a two-step metabolism profile for baicalein and illustrated the combination of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) in drug metabolism, further evaluated its bioactivity variation during drug metabolism...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536774/physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modelling-and-prediction-of-metformin-pharmacokinetics-in-renal-hepatic-impaired-young-adults-and-elderly-populations
#14
Su-Jin Rhee, Hyewon Chung, SoJeong Yi, Kyung-Sang Yu, Jae-Yong Chung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling and simulation enable researchers to overcome practical limitations for clinical trials on special populations. This study was conducted to investigate how the PBPK model describes the pharmacokinetics of metformin in young adult and elderly populations and to predict the pharmacokinetics of metformin in patients with renal or hepatic impairment in both populations. METHODS: A first-order absorption/PBPK model for metformin was built in the Simcyp simulator version 14 release 1...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534261/the-role-of-drug-metabolites-in-the-inhibition-of-cytochrome-p450-enzymes
#15
Momir Mikov, Maja Đanić, Nebojša Pavlović, Bojan Stanimirov, Svetlana Goločorbin-Kon, Karmen Stankov, Hani Al-Salami
Following the drug administration, patients are exposed not only to the parent drug itself, but also to the metabolites generated by drug-metabolizing enzymes. The role of drug metabolites in cytochrome P450 (CYP) inhibition and subsequent drug-drug interactions (DDIs) have recently become a topic of considerable interest and scientific debate. The list of metabolites that were found to significantly contribute to clinically relevant DDIs is constantly being expanded and reported in the literature. New strategies have been developed for better understanding how different metabolites of a drug candidate contribute to its pharmacokinetic properties and pharmacological as well as its toxicological effects...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534260/pharmacogenetics-of-cannabinoids
#16
Szymon Hryhorowicz, Michal Walczak, Oliwia Zakerska-Banaszak, Ryszard Słomski, Marzena Skrzypczak-Zielińska
Although the application of medical marijuana and cannabinoid drugs is controversial, it is a part of modern-day medicine. The list of diseases in which cannabinoids are promoted as a treatment is constantly expanding. Cases of significant improvement in patients with a very poor prognosis of glioma or epilepsy have already been described. However, the occurrence of side effects is still difficult to estimate, and the current knowledge of the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids is still insufficient. In our opinion, the answers to many questions and concerns regarding the medical use of cannabis can be provided by pharmacogenetics...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064418/novel-antiretroviral-drugs-in-patients-with-renal-impairment-clinical-and-pharmacokinetic-considerations
#17
Dario Cattaneo, Cristina Gervasoni
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has dramatically increased the survival of HIV-infected patients from Western countries reducing the incidence of opportunistic infections and AIDS-related malignancies, and improving the patients' quality of life compared with the pre-HAART era. HIV is thus now considered in the West as a chronic disease, with the majority of HIV-infected patients successfully reaching an optimal immune and virological outcome a few months after starting HAART. However, this switch from acute to chronic disease has been accompanied by an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD), reported in up to 60% of HIV-infected patients...
August 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928655/in-vivo-pharmacokinetics-of-puerarin-via-different-drug-administration-routes-based-on-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-model
#18
Pengyue Li, Jie Bai, Boyu Dong, Yang Lu, Shengwei Zhang, Shuang Guo, Ning Tan, Mengdi Zhao, Shouying Du, Puning Cao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pueraria labata has traditionally been applied in the treatment of stroke in Chinese clinics. Puerarin is the key ingredient in it for brain protection effect. To find a superior administration route for puerarin in the treatment of ischemic cerebrovascular disease, the pharmacokinetics of puerarin based on the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rat via different administration routes were studied and compared. METHODS: Ten rats (MCAO model) divided into two groups were treated with puerarin via intravenous and intranasal routes...
August 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889876/population-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-modeling-of-5-fluorouracil-for-toxicities-in-rats
#19
Shinji Kobuchi, Yukako Ito, Toshiyuki Sakaeda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Myelosuppression is a dose-limiting toxicity of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). Predicting the inter- and intra-patient variability in pharmacokinetics and toxicities of 5-FU may contribute to the individualized medicine. This study aimed to establish a population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model that could evaluate the inter- and intra-individual variability in the plasma 5-FU concentration, 5-FU-induced body weight loss and myelosuppression in rats. METHOD: Plasma 5-FU concentrations, body weight loss, and blood cell counts in rats following the intravenous administration of various doses of 5-FU for 4 days were used to develop the population pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model...
August 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864798/pharmacokinetic-drug-interactions-with-panax-ginseng
#20
REVIEW
Meenakshi R Ramanathan, Scott R Penzak
Panax ginseng is widely used as an adaptogen throughout the world. The major active constituents of P. ginseng are ginsenosides. Most naturally occurring ginsenosides are deglycosylated by colonic bacteria to intestinal metabolites. Ginsenosides along with these metabolites are widely accepted as being responsible for the pharmacologic activity and drug interaction potential of ginseng. Numerous preclinical studies have assessed the influence of various ginseng components on cytochrome P450 (CYP), glucuronidation, and drug transport activity...
August 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
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